I pulled out one of my favorite My Minds Eye 6x6 paper pads with soft Spring colors, and realized, with this card, I have officially used up every sheet in this paper pad with the exception of the saved "scrap" pieces...and I've done it twice. :) Guess it's time to see if I can still find a new third pad somewhere!
I thought I was being oh-so-very-clever by using one of my shaped rectangular dies and cutting only the front of the card with the shape, leaving the back/inside in the original straight shape...until an online friend posted a similarly shaped card, and when I complimented her on her fine imagination (two great minds and all that), informed me that a large manufacturer already sells pre-cut cards in this shape. OK, fine, so I'm not that clever after all...LOL.
The golden-yellow flower trim came from a new favorite Etsy seller...I topped it with mini paper roses, punched branches, diecut leaves, and a few little pearls scattered here and there...
Each of the scalloped patterned paper layers are popped off the card base with foam tape for a little bit of dimension...
Instead of using pearl flourishes, I used the small pearl sprays from the craft store...then added a pearl stick pin woven through the small sentiment tag...
And finally, a side view with a peek to the inside...
Patterned papers: My Minds Eye Miss Caroline/Fiddlesticks collection
Dies: Spellbinders Grand Scalloped Rectangles; My Favorite Things Royal Leaves
Punches: Fiskars Threading Water; Martha Stewart Medium Branch
Gold rose trim: Suhafuha on Etsy Mini paper roses: Wild Orchid Crafts
Loose pearls: Recollections Pearl stems: local craft store
Sentiment stamp: Papertrey Ink Handcrafted stick pin
Thanks for visiting today...I hope you have a wonderful weekend!